OUR STORY

VWMason Technology Consultants was created in 2019 by Vernon Mason and Daryl Yakielashek. Over the past 30 years, Vernon and Daryl have worked together as designers, integrators, owners representatives, project managers, and technology consultants. They've completed arenas, stadiums, government, civic, house of worship, and hospitality projects. This experience culminated in Rogers Place, the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club's home, where Vernon and Daryl not only led the design, management, and operation of all the technology systems but were first introduced to partner Marielle Crisanti. Marielle worked under the Broadcast and Audio-Visual Contractor where she led the design and deployment of Rogers Places’ extensive IPTV system.

OUR TEAM

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VERNON MASON

Principal Consultant & President
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Vernon Mason, a 30-year veteran of technology design in the areas of sound, lighting, broadcast, scoreboard, and LED display systems, is President and Lead Consultant of VWMason Technology Consultants. He is passionate about his work and prefers to be hands-on, managing projects whenever possible. He spends his time out of the office running and cycling.

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DARYL YAKIELASHEK

Principal Consultant & Managing Partner, CTS, CTS-D

Daryl is the managing partner for VWMason Technology Consultants and has been involved in both the technology and construction industry for almost 30 years. He has spent much of his career working alongside Vernon Mason as a technology consultant and integrator. He loves to travel with his family and spend time working on projects around the house.

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MARIELLE CRISANTI

Principal Consultant & Partner, CTS

For well over a decade, Marielle has worked in the audio-visual industry becoming a regarded technical expert in the fields of IPTV, unified communications, and LED display systems. Marielle serves as a local leader for the AVIXA Women's Council. She loves to spend time outdoors, traveling, camping and exploring with her family.

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CHRISTINE YAKIELASHEK

Office & Project Manager

Christine is an administrative professional with over 30-years’ experience. She has spent much of her career working within the construction industry and brings that experience to her role with VWMason. In addition to her Office Manager duties, Christine supports our project management and contract administration work. She loves to travel in the winter and spend her summers in the backyard.

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ANTHONY WEST

Broadcast Consultant

Anthony is an industry professional originally from London, England, who has over 30 years of experience in the video production industry and is keen to focus his efforts on broadcast consulting. He enjoys staying on the cutting edge of new developments in the broadcast industry and guiding clients into new opportunities that the ever-changing technological and societal circumstances present.

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JOHN HERDER

Audio & Acoustics Consultant
M.Sc. Architectural Acoustics

John specializes in the areas of room acoustical & loudspeaker modeling, simulation, audio systems design, and commissioning. He holds a Master of Science degree in Architectural Acoustics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He enjoys lecturing on topics such as acoustics and audio system measurements for commercial venues and recording studios at the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology.